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Whole No. 113.
T'arborough, Jidgecombe County, N. C. Tuesday, October 2
Vol. Ill No. 9,
TIIK "FREE PRESS,"
7?z Geo. Howard,
published weekly, (every Tuesday,) at
rO DOLLARS per year, (or 52 num
bers,) if Pa,d withn onc month after Sub
scribers commence receiving their papers
Tivo Dollars 13 Fifty Cents, if paid within
j,ix months and Three Dollars at the expi
ration of the year. Subscribers at liberty to
continue at any time on paying arrears.
Advertisements not exceeding 16 lines will
he inserted at 50 cents the first insertion, and
25 cents each continuance. Longer ones at
that rate for every 16 lines.
Letters addressed to the Editor must be
J flames Simmons, Esq. postmaster at
Halifax, is our general agent for that vicinity.
WISHES to inform his friends and
the public scencrally, that he has
just returned from New-York, with his
full supply of newly imported GOODS,
iti his line of business, such as
Superfine Cloths of the most fashion
able colors, do. cassi meres do. a
handsome assortment of Festings
also, a complete assortment of
All of which he is determined to sell
low for Cash, or on a credit to punctual
customers. He yet continues at his
late stand, nearly opposite the Court
house, where he will thankfully receive
all orders in his line of business; and
pledges himself to execute the same in
the most fashionable and neatest manner.
Tarborough, Oct. 5, 1S2G. 7
. Vrs -Dancy &1 Boykin, ; , "and Fashionable.
AV1NG entered into Co-partner-rTHE Subscibers have just received a
ship, be leave to inform the citi- new assortment of the most fashion -
zens of Edgecombe, that they are prepa-aDle GOODS,, consisting of
red to enter into the practice of the va- British, French. India and American.
rious branches of their professional du- together luilh agood assortment of
ues, viz.j miawijery,. surgery, andi (Jrocerics, Hardware and Crockery :
the Practice of Medicine.: Orders left Which can be bought of the Subscribers
i u : .,1 i . fill. . o . , ..
at men lUMuuucus or ai meir snop, win (at the store formerly occupied. by J. B.
oe prompt y attenuea. ' Calland) on the most accommodating
xuvy ai3U imuim uie j. uuuu, inai terms. Those, who wish to combinee
iney nave lurnisnea inemsetves wan a conomy with beauty, will not be disap
ucbii anu p.eniiun supply oi meaicmcs, pointed ,by calling on the Subscribers.
and intend keeping on hand a like sup- Terms of credit, twel
piy, wnicn iney win sell at wnoiesaie or
retail, upon as low terms as they can be
purchased in any part of the State.
Tarboro', Sept. 1, 1S26. 3
Cabinet-making, Turning, &c.
rpiIE Subscriber having erected a
A complete workshop for the above InnllE
huvirvDCG in nil itc fovirviic hvinnhoc ro. I
who. settle before, the time stipulated,
will be allowed a deduction of five per
cent. A liberal price will be given for
Peas and Cotton in trade. ,
. . $ J. J. WJITTS.,
.Clark's Store, Oct. 13, 1826. -8-2
rpAKEN up and committed to the
of Halifax county, a negro man
says his name is Gideon, and belongs to
Mr. Richard Taylor, of Granville coun
ty, N. C. The said negro is about 5
feetS or 10 inches high, dark complex
ion, and appears to be between 50 and
HO years of age. The owner is hereby
notified to come forward, prove proper
ty, pay charges and take him away,
otherwise he will be disposed of as the
Dixie C. Fenner, Jailor.
Halifax, 19th Sept. 1S2G. 5
Commissioners appointed .by
siness in an its various branches, re- the Uounty Court ot Edgecombe,
spcctfully informs his friends and the August Term, 1S2G, to draw up aMilll
public in general, that he is now prepa-Uy, limbers, for-the purpose of building
red to execute any work in his line that a Undge across lar nverat larborough,
he nvay receive orders for, viz: and to divide the same into suitable lots,
C jo7i.o Chinrt w.cio orn-'rtsi-1 to bfi tleliverpd npar thfi nrpspnt Hridcyp. .
UliLuuit viiiiii yi touLuj dlh v ci - i j- O '! . ! . fX . T ' I
rics,. booJc-cases, bureaus, tables, will proceed to let out thcgettingot thei wiuiuui cmxi, umii ai leiiui
same, on Saturday the iiotn inst. at the
Court-house in Tai boroujrh. Particulars
made known on the day of letting. '
By the Coimnissioners.
10M Oct. 1S2G. .. - 8-2 "
Obstructing the Mail. -A wa
goner was lately tried, convicted,
and fined, at Williamsburg, Penn
sylvania, under the 9th section of
the act of Congress of the 3d March
last, which provides
"That if any person shall knowingly
and wilfully; obstruct or retard the pas
sage of the mail, or any driver or carri
er thereof, or any horse or carriage car
rying tne same, ne snail, upon convic
tion of every such offence, pay a fine not
exceeding one hundred dollars."
It was proved on trial, that the
mail stage overtook the wagon of
the defendant, and the driver made
several efforts to pass, which the
wagoner frustrated by keeping the
middle qf the road, or. drawing his
horses to the side on which. the
stage driver attempted tp pass.
The driver then left his stage and
remonstrated witp the wagoner,
luash-stands, candle-stands, gentle
men's and ladies' wardrobes, ladies'
and gentlemen's cabinets, cylinder
fall desks, portable and co7Ji?non do.
and bedsteads of all descriptions.
The work in "-eneral will be well execu
ted, and of good materials.
Will he carri
viz: I Food,
can be accommodated., with the turning fancy goods.1 Persons indebted to her
US. SNEADER respectfully in
forms the inhabitants of Halifax
nd vicinity, that she still continues the
of columns, newel posts, ballcsters,
drops, corner blocks, rosettes, &c.
The above work will he executed as
cheap as the timc4 will admit oi', and in
as short time as it can be done.
Halifax, Sept. 1S26. 5
Thirty Dollars lleward.
RAN A WAY from the Sub
scriber, on Sunday night, the
12th of March last, a negro wo-
i t r t T r - l . . . oo
man, nameu ruiibi, auuui o
.years old, nearly five feet high,
yellow complexion, spare made, has a
mild look and genteel appearance, (for
a negro,) when well dressed; she is an
expert hand at roguery, and is well cal
tulated to deceive unless tightly and
closely examined. She was seduced a-
way by a black free negro, Carter New-
som by name, a shoemaker by trade,
Nvho is about 30 years of age, 5 feet C or
S inches high, thick set, has a pleasant
countenance and very white teeth,
which he shews very much when speak
ing or laughing: he is strong;y suspect
ed of being a runaway, slave. In my
former advertisement,.! stated that from
threats which the wench made prior to
her elopement, they would, by chang
ing their names, and getting forged free
papers, endeavor to make their escape
to some free state: since that time, they
have been lurking about Halifax town,
in the vicinity of which, they probably
are at this time. All persons are lor
warned frnm harhorintr or carrvinjr off
said negro under the penally of the law.
pi i , ... ii i.i..
i ne a oove reward, witn an reasuuam
charges, will be paid for securing s:im
woman in any jail, so that I get her
again, or for her delivery to me.
Lunsford IV. Scott.
Halifax co. N. C.
August 15, 1826. 1-tf
Blank Warrants for sale,
ried on in all its branches, Millinery and Mahtua-malcing busi-hv pflss unr
r, iron; brass, ivory, $c. ncss Jn Halifax, and1; has on hand, asi- 1 t
WP. m3" want turning done, as ua, a general assortment of Ladies'! j" ' 1
immodated, with the turning Wv rn0fls- Persons indebted to herl le "I,.aiJ
arc earnestly requested to call and settle
their accounts immediately, as she is de
sirous of laving in her fall supply as
early as possible.
Halifax, Aug. 15, 182C.
he found an opportunity to whip
round the wagon, and passed with
out further molestation. Tn his
charge, the Judge remarked "how
important it was to the communi
ty, that the mail stage of the U. S.
transporting so much property,and
so much intelligence, often of the
most sacred nature, should not on-
uhmolested, but be held
and treated as inviola
ble." Fay. Observer.
Titles. There is. in the U. S.
more nominal nobility than anv
country in the world exhibits of le
gitimate creation. Every Gover
nor is Excellent; every judge, sen
ator, and representative isllonor-
Jl List of Letters,
Remaining in the Tost-OHice at Tqrbj-
rougi, N. C. the 1st day of October, 1826,
which if not called for and taken out be
fore the 1st day of January next, will be
sent to the General Post-Oflke as dead
John, Dr. Kelly Sarah Miss
Alsobrook Micajah King Charles
Battle Joseph Lee William
Battle Cath.A.Miss Lewis James
Bisirs James Land Littleberry
Bennett Mark II Morgan John -Brenan
James Morgan Joseph .
Bedford John ,; McWilliams George Daniel J J 2
Bennett Philemon Nittles John Daniel li B
Bell Bennett H Nittles Allen
Bullock John Nittles Jacob
Bryan Dempsey Porter Eli
Bass Turner ParlicrWilliam
Bell Winifred Mrs Pittman Zilpha Mrs Grant Thos
Brown Duncan KuninJackyA Miss2 Garrett Henry
Carney ratsey Mrs Kobins Jacob
ll List of Letters,
Remaining in the Post-Office at Halifax, N.
on tne ist uctouer, .lao, wnicn n not aolc; and every justice otthe peace
taken out before the 1st of January next, , j. ,'i u ,i ' , rS
General Post-Office asi 1S uisuuiuaiicu yy.uiu cmvunuus
title of JbsquireL hese frivolities
will be sent to the G
Allen Samuel 2
Bryan Jos II 2
Briant Millison oi
Bynum Jesse A
Crowell 11 ll
Drew Wm 3
Crisp Samuel '
Uuth Catherine. W
Edmondson Tho's Spicer Moses
Edmondson Lem'l Simms Robert
Eagles Richard T
Forman Corn's 2
Haynes Wm S'r.
Hodge Allen 3
Hart Cath. Miss
Hunter Wm J W
Ward Jno F Dr.
Worrell Amos Jr.
Gladish Jas B
Grynstead Thos Y
Gary Henry W
Hill Whitmill J
Hawkins R J
James Reuben II
M?Lemore J IL .
, Powell Solomon
Pettway M H i
Powell Isaac 2 J
. Reeves Henry
Smith James N R
Sturdevant Ed brJno
Simmons Jno W
Shepherd John S
Turner Bedford 2
Taylor Wm .
Turner Jas R
Turner Miss Martha
Winborn John 2
Wicsins II J
Warters Patsey Mrs Long' James MJ
Williams 1 empere Mocock Susan Waller Lucretia
Knight Eliz'h Miss Williams Josiah More David , Zolicoffer J H
Killebrevv Geo W4 79 iMatthiws Isham Zolicoffer Ann
J. JR. LLOYD. P.M. 91 JAS.' SIMMONS. P. M.
should be carefully discouraged,
and the dangerous, assumptions by
every real friend of liberty oppo
sed. Thev are the first robes in
which a republic, advances to ar
istocracy, thence to monarchy, and
from monarchy to oppression and
extravagance. Grimshmtfs U. S.
Yankee Wit. ...The Greenfield
Gazette mentions as an extraor
dinary fact, that "a child was born
in Dover, N. H. the first of Au
gust, weight seventeen pounds:1 A
Berkshire man said "Why Sir I am
credibly informed that a few years
since only, in one of our mountain
towns, a child was born weighing
Uccntyfive pounds, with a full set
of double teeth all around his
hair handsomely braided behind,
and tied up in the good old fash
ioned way, with an eel-skin;
Warning to Husbands. ...Mr.
Behj. Miller, of Gerry, (New
York,) aged about SO years, was
tried before a justice's court last
Thursday, on a charge -of whip
ping his wife, found guilty, and
sentenced to 30 days confinement
in the county jail...
Just praise is only a debt, but
flattery is a present.